Eagles sign CB Patrick Robinson to one-year deal
Robinson appears the be the veteran cornerback the Eagles are seeking.
The Philadelphia Eagles went the first 19 days of free agency without signing a veteran cornerback.
That drought is over.
Philadelphia has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Patrick Robinson, a seven-year NFL veteran who played for three different teams. Robinson was a first-round pick by the New Orleans Saints in the 2010 draft.
Robinson, 29, has 10 interceptions in 81 career games (49 starts) with the Saints, San Diego Chargers, and Indianapolis Colts. He started six games for the Colts last season, finishing with 26 tackles, five pass deflections, and a forced fumble.
Robinson was limited to seven games with the Colts due to groin, knee, and concussion issues, grading at a 51.1 on the Pro Football Focus scale. In 2014 and 2015, Robinson graded 73.3 and 78.4 with the Saints and Chargers, respectively, playing in 30 games and compiling there interceptions and 19 pass deflections.
Adding Robinson would give the Eagles a much-needed veteran cornerback on their roster. The Eagles projected starters at cornerback are Ron Brooks and Jalen Mills with the rest of the depth chart playing a combined 86 snaps last season.
Philadelphia is certainly taking a chance on Robinson, hoping he can stay healthy for a full season and provide a “stop-gap” for any cornerback the franchise selects in next month’s NFL Draft.